POSITION Title: Chief of Party
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
ME&A is recruiting a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID/Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform project in Nepal, funded by USAID. The position will a be full-time, five-year position based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of the contract will be to serve as a central platform for ensuring that development programs funded by USAID/Nepal achieve their intended results through strong performance management of services in an efficient and cost-effective manner, with a focus on monitoring technical services; evaluation of technical services; and learning and adaptive management services. The Chief of Party will serve as the individual bearing primary responsibility for technical aspects of contract performance, including design and advice on methods, providing central oversight, and maintaining acceptable standards of quality for tasks assigned.
The Chief of Party will be the main person responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient performance of all aspects of this Contract, including provision of Contract oversight, maintaining acceptable standards of quality for all assigned tasks and expected deliverables, including overall responsibility for leading and coordinating all activities; all required reports; and for staff management. S/he will serve as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor, frequently serving as a facilitator or co-facilitator of high-level discussions and fora among USAID staff and partners regarding learning and adaptive management. S/he will provide support services for designing and conducting evaluations, monitoring performance, and applying learning and adaptive management, while ensuring sustainability through building the capacity of USAID and Implementing Partner (IP) staff as well as local stakeholders. S/he will support technical teams in their indicator reporting and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems on a regular (quarterly/annual) basis. S/he will support and maintain in the web-based performance data management information system. S/he will advance efforts to build the capacity of local MEL professionals. S/he will Manage the field office, including supervision of Kathmandu-based expatriate and Nepalese staff. S/he will supervise the development, implementation and reporting of performance management support activities tasks in accordance with the work plan. S/he will assure compliance with contract provisions, including Annual Work Plans and other reports
At least seven years professional experience managing a team conducting data collection, analysis, performance monitoring, or research;
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in development studies, economics, international relations, statistics, demography, political science or related fields.
While a Master’s Degree is preferred, a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and five additional years of the relevant professional experience noted above may be substituted;
Demonstrated expertise in indicator development (including context indicators), data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and statistical methods.
Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills;Demonstrated experience to build capacity and train staff in the collection and use of data;
Demonstrated ability in using monitoring data to review programming, trends, and activity needs and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to respond to new information;
Substantive experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management;
Experience finding and collecting appropriate development data from third party sources;
Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is a plus.
Minimum a Master’s degree in environmental sciences, policy urban planning, land economics or related field.
English language proficiencyAbility to manage and motivate subordinates in a local or international setting.
All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.
Only selected candidates will be called for an interview. ME&A Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment based on race, age, color, religion, sex and sexual preference, national origin, individual with disabilities, veteran status. ME&A is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants.
About the Organization
ME&A is a qualified small business, dedicated to providing creative solutions for economic development and social development throughout the world. Our Core Areas of Concentration include Monitoring & Evaluations, Economic and Community Development, Public Administration and Governance, and Business Development and Technology Transfer.
ME&A’s staff of professionals are dedicated to pursuing excellence in the principles, practices and processes of their professions. We are a client-oriented organization committed to upholding the highest of professional standards and being a responsible corporate citizen.
We believe in creative teaming with other partners, maintaining strong professionalism and ethics in meeting our objectives, and utilizing our multicultural skills to better understand and communicate with our clients. ME&A pursues and embraces our client’s organizational and programmatic goals. We work as a team, whereever appropriate, to bring collective knowledge to bear in creating developmental solutions.
ME&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer.